Watson T. Browne
|Genres||Soul, R&B, pop|
|Associated acts||The Explosive|
Watson T. Browne is an English singer, who was once the lead singer of the 1960s group The Explosive, and he released some recordings as Watson T. Browne & The Explosive. He had a hit in the 1980s with "Searching for a Star".He also had a hit in Scandinavia with "I'm on the Road Again".
The Explosive were a psych band that released five singles under the President label, later releasing two singles under Plexium featuring Del Taylor.
Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural, and linguistic ties. The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The majority national languages of these three, belong to the Scandinavian dialect continuum, and are mutually intelligible North Germanic languages. In English usage, Scandinavia also sometimes refers to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or to the broader region including Finland and Iceland, which is always known locally as the Nordic countries.
The early days of Browne's career were in the Abbey Road Studios. His early recordings appeared on the Bell, Decca and President labels. He later moved to Europe and had a long career there. He has also lived in Tel Aviv, Israel. There he collaborated with Israeli band, The Fat & The Thin, and sung lead on side one of their single with "I Say A Little Prayer" in 1972.After time having lived in Italy and Germany, he returned to the UK where he now lives.
Abbey Road Studios is a recording studio at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London, England. It was established in November 1931 by the Gramophone Company, a predecessor of British music company EMI, which owned it until Universal Music took control of part of EMI in 2013.
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Among the recordings he has made, he had success with "Searching for a Star", "I'm on the Road Again" and "Some Loving", which sold well in the United States."Searching for a Star" appeared on Ulli Wengers One Hit Wonder Vol. 3 compilation album.
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